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Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribes

Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribes

The casino mogul once accused the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut of not being Indians.
Last defendant sentenced in theft case at Yakama Nation casino

Last defendant sentenced in theft case at Yakama Nation casino

Over $63,000 was stolen from the Yakama Legends Casino by 42 defendants.
Catawba Nation still waiting for answer on casino land-into-trust

Catawba Nation still waiting for answer on casino land-into-trust

A federal law mandates the acquisition of land in North and South Carolina but the Bureau of Indian Affairs does not move quickly.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees big future with Class II casino

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees big future with Class II casino

Revenues from the contested facility are forecast at $4.5 million in the first year, $4.7 million in the second and $4.9 million in the third.
Former workers at Choctaw Nation casino plead guilty to theft

Former workers at Choctaw Nation casino plead guilty to theft

Two employees admitted that they stole money from the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma.
BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect

BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect

Seven tribes now have deemed approved Class III gaming compacts, a seemingly unprecedented number in any state.
Mohegan Tribe reports increase in profit from casino enterprise

Mohegan Tribe reports increase in profit from casino enterprise

The growth was attributed to cost-cutting measures and a 1.9 percent increase in gross slot machine revenues.
Indian family in Washington still pursuing casino on trust land

Indian family in Washington still pursuing casino on trust land

The Samish Nation, though, isn't interested. And neither is the Suquamish Tribe.
Red Lake Nation leader supports sales of liquor at two casinos

Red Lake Nation leader supports sales of liquor at two casinos

Tribal members will vote on August 19 to determine whether to offer alcohol at the Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls and another in Warroad.
Study outlines impacts of tribal gaming on economy in Oklahoma

Study outlines impacts of tribal gaming on economy in Oklahoma

Tribes put 23,000 people to work at their casinos and contributed to another 14,000 jobs.
Cowlitz Tribe still working on design plans for contested casino

Cowlitz Tribe still working on design plans for contested casino

The tribe's 152-acre reservation was placed in trust in March but plans for a casino there are being tested in federal court.
Chukchansi Tribe hosts job fair amid hopes of reopening casino

Chukchansi Tribe hosts job fair amid hopes of reopening casino

More than 1,000 people lost their jobs when a leadership dispute spilled over to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.
Fond du Lac Band prevails yet again in long-running casino feud

Fond du Lac Band prevails yet again in long-running casino feud

The city of Duluth, Minnesota, already received $75 million from the Fond-du-Luth Casino but wanted even more.
Judge orders Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to stop work on casino

Judge orders Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to stop work on casino

Tribal leaders believe they will ultimately prevail despite a temporary setback in federal court.
Mohegan Tribe fired worker who helped casino regular break rules

Mohegan Tribe fired worker who helped casino regular break rules

Maria DeGiacomo worked as a pit boss at Mohegan Sun for 18 years.
Navajo Nation Council passes tax on alcohol at gaming facilities

Navajo Nation Council passes tax on alcohol at gaming facilities

The 3.25 percent tax is expected to generate $73,000 a year for a public safety fund on the reservation.
Seminole Tribe reiterates request for mediation in casino dispute

Seminole Tribe reiterates request for mediation in casino dispute

Key provisions of the Class III gaming compact expire on Friday and the parties have failed to reach a new agreement.
Wisconsin asks Supreme Court to rule on Ho-Chunk Nation poker

Wisconsin asks Supreme Court to rule on Ho-Chunk Nation poker

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the tribe can offer electronic poker but the state isn't happy with that decision.
Tohono O'odham Nation wins round in casino battle with Arizona

Tohono O'odham Nation wins round in casino battle with Arizona

A federal judge has rejected most of the state's requests to obtain more information about the controversial casino in a suburb of Phoenix.
Red Lake Nation schedules August 19 referendum on liquor sales

Red Lake Nation schedules August 19 referendum on liquor sales

Tribal members rejected liquor in a 1999 vote but the outcome was not binding.
Poarch Creeks win injunction blocking county from imposing tax

Poarch Creeks win injunction blocking county from imposing tax

A tax assessor hit the tribe with a $22.3 million bill for the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.
Graton Rancheria to break ground this fall on hotel at casino

Graton Rancheria to break ground this fall on hotel at casino

Specifics are still being discussed but Chairman Greg Sarris promised 'the nicest thing Northern California has seen.'
Seminole Tribe reports lack of progress in casino pact dispute

Seminole Tribe reports lack of progress in casino pact dispute

A 30-day deadline to reach an agreement Gov. Rick Scott (R) passed so the next step in the process will be mediation.
Catawba Nation in talks to bring Hard Rock into gaming plans

Catawba Nation in talks to bring Hard Rock into gaming plans

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to issue a decision on a land-into-trust application that was submitted in September 2013.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for liquor ordinance

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for liquor ordinance

The tribe is due back in federal court to defend the legality of a controversial Class II facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014

Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014

Tribes in California and Oklahoma generated the largest gains as the industry enjoys a fifth consecutive year of growth.
Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo acts in bad faith in gaming fight

Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo acts in bad faith in gaming fight

Pojoaque cannot legally engage in gambling without a state compact – which expired June 30.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe owes HUD for casino building

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe owes HUD for casino building

The tribe accepted a grant to build a community center but the building will now be used for a Class II facility.
Editorial: Colville Tribes realize dream with flagship casino

Editorial: Colville Tribes realize dream with flagship casino

Hats off to the Colville Confederated Tribes for persevering with plans to build a destination-style casino in the mid-valley area.
Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming

Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming

A large crowd greeted the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for its first look into the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.
Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House

Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House

A bill to exempt tribes and their gaming facilities from federal labor law took another step forward on Wednesday.
Dennis Whittlesey: Judges disagree on labor law at casinos

Dennis Whittlesey: Judges disagree on labor law at casinos

Two separate three-judge panels of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit have rendered labor law decisions concerning Indian casinos in Michigan only 22 days apart.
Chukchansi Tribe can't remove rivals from office near casino

Chukchansi Tribe can't remove rivals from office near casino

One group claimed the presence of rivals in a building across from the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino threatened the facility's reopening.
Coeur d'Alene Tribe weighs options after losing poker ruling

Coeur d'Alene Tribe weighs options after losing poker ruling

A rehearing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals or a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court are possible.
Non-Indian firm drops out of casino race in Massachusetts

Non-Indian firm drops out of casino race in Massachusetts

K.G. Urban Enterprises was unable to secure financing for a $650 million facility that was to have been managed by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation from neighboring Connecticut.
NIGC down to one member as leader faces Senate hearing

NIGC down to one member as leader faces Senate hearing

Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri is the only member serving at the agency that regulates the $28 billion tribal casino industry.
Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.
Adams Lake First Nation opens doors to new gaming facility

Adams Lake First Nation opens doors to new gaming facility

The 22,000 square-foot facility features slot machines, electronic and paper bingo games, as well as space for meetings and conferences.
Editorial: Negotiate new casino compact with Seminole Tribe

Editorial: Negotiate new casino compact with Seminole Tribe

A divided Legislature couldn't come to an agreement on an extension of this part of the compact during last year's session or this year's, and now the ball's in Gov. Rick Scott's hands.
Mohegan Tribe launches Internet gaming site in New Jersey

Mohegan Tribe launches Internet gaming site in New Jersey

MoheganSunCasino.Com offers real money prizes for patrons who are based in the state.
9th Circuit won't let Coeur d'Alene Tribe offer poker games

9th Circuit won't let Coeur d'Alene Tribe offer poker games

Texas Hold'em games aren't legal under the Idaho Constitution or authorized by the Class III gaming compact.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing

Jonodev Chaudhuri is making his first Capitol Hill appearance since becoming chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Governor denies offer of $250M for Poarch Creek compact

Governor denies offer of $250M for Poarch Creek compact

Chairwoman Stephanie A. Bryan, however, said the tribe's offer to pay the state is 'sincere.'
Pojoaque Pueblo files new suit in New Mexico gaming feud

Pojoaque Pueblo files new suit in New Mexico gaming feud

The tribe accuses Gov. Susana Martinez (R) of negotiating in bad faith for a Class III gaming compact.
Members of Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe debate casino bid

Members of Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe debate casino bid

Former chairwoman Beverly Wright is urging tribal members to vote in a referendum and stop the Class II facility for at least year.
Chukchansi Tribe planning to reopen casino by end of year

Chukchansi Tribe planning to reopen casino by end of year

Chairman Reggie Lewis said creditors have pledged up to $35 million to reopen the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.
House committee markup for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

House committee markup for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

The bill exempts tribes and their casinos from the National Labor Relations Act.
Massachusetts tribes still trying to get into the casino game

Massachusetts tribes still trying to get into the casino game

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe face different hurdles in their quests to join the $28 billion Indian gaming industry.
Hoopa Valley Tribe detains bank burglary suspect at casino

Hoopa Valley Tribe detains bank burglary suspect at casino

Nicholas Cain Anderson, 24, tried to enter the Lucky Bear Casino through the ventilation system after allegedly breaking into a bank down the road.
Eastern Shoshone Tribe to break ground on casino expansion

Eastern Shoshone Tribe to break ground on casino expansion

The tribe is adding a 61-room hotel, an outdoor patio, conference rooms, a swimming pool and a coffee bar to the Shoshone Rose Casino in Lander.

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